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In readiness for a summer on the water, all of Cowes Sailability Club’s life jackets have had a full service, funded by a Magic Little Grant.

Cowes Sailability Club is beginning to put plans in place to resume its water-based activities for people with disabilities this summer, when current COVID-19 restrictions are eased. In readiness for this long-awaited return to the water, the charity has had all of its life jackets checked and serviced.

This vital safety procedure was funded by a Magic Little Grant, awarded through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

“We had to cancel all our sailing and boating activities last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, so we are really looking forward to getting back out on the water this summer,” says Judy Wyatt, Commodore of Cowes Sailability Club. “Safety is, of course, our top priority, so we are grateful for the Magic Little Grant, which has enabled us to ensure our life jackets are functioning properly.”

All of Cowes Sailability Club’s twenty six life jackets were serviced professionally by SeaSafe Systems, a company that specialises in marine safety clothing and marine safety products. Based in Cowes, the company has been manufacturing and servicing life jackets and other safety equipment for over 50 years.